Posted on July 11th, 2018
Yep….beautiful day…..again…..won’t get tired of saying it…on to the fishing. Flounder fishing in the bay has become more and more tide dependent the past few days with cloudy water conditions on the low tide. There are still some fish to be had, but you need to fish the high tide and find some clean water right now. Offshore fishing was good again today with some yellowfin tuna and mahi being caught and there are also a good number of blue marlin out there.
My buddy Scott Peters fished offshore today with KC Harrington and Seth Hetherington and had a pretty incredible day aboard the private boat Lights Out with Captain Chester Sims. The trio caught not 1, not 2, but 3 blue marlin today and Scotty got some great shots of the action.
The Pumpin’ Hard out of Sunset Marina had Captain Jimmy Grant on the bridge today and had a good day of trolling off in the canyons. The crew of Pumpin’ Hard released a white marlin and boxed three mahi and 9 3/4 yellowfin tuna……one of them lost the back end to the toothy taxman. (shark)
Captain Corey Kennington of Boss Hogg reported in this afternoon that Boss Hogg had a good day with five yellowfin tuna and a pile of mahi today.
I got two reports from Paul Lebling of Spring Mix II today. The first report was from the Spring Mix II where Captain Chris Watkowski and mate Ayrton “The Kayak Kid” Pryor fished the Washington Canyon and put their anglers on three yellowfin tuna and a box full of mahi. The second report came from Paul himself who fished the back bay with his daughter Jillian and had a nice 17″ keeper flounder thanks to a tip from Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service.
Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler reported good fishing today and the past couple of days as he has put anglers on sea bass, flounder, triggerfish and even mahi. Angler had a big sea bass today at a jumbo 4.3 pounds.
Bear down at the Oceanic Pier sent a couple more photos of Brett from Denton, MD who caught a few more sheepshead from the north jetty today. Pier webmaster Bob Haltmeier sent me a shot of a couple of nice keeper flounder caught from the Oceanic Pier today.
The bay fishing party boats had some pretty good luck fishing the right tides today. Captain Cale Layton of the Bay Bee had three nice keepers on this morning’s trip with fish up to 4 pounds.
Captain Drew Zerbe of the Tortuga out of Bahia Marina had a couple of nice fish too from today’s drifts.
Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing stretched is streak of sleeplessness to about 28 days today and put his clients on some nice shooting both last night and today for southern and cow nosed rays.